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Wildlife trafficking: organized crime hit hard by joint INTERPOL-WCO global enforcement operation

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Media Advisory: CITES CoP18 – The World Wildlife Conference, Geneva (Switzerland), 17 to 28 August 2019

The next triennial meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18), also known as the World Wildlife Conference, will be held in Geneva at the Exhibition and Congress Centre - Palexpo this August.

Call for nomination – Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards 2019 (External link to UNEP website)

CITES and SPREP organize First National CITES Workshop in Tonga (External link to SPREP website)

Remarks of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero for WCO IT/TI Conference

14 June 2019, Baku, Azerbaijan

Good afternoon, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Message from the Secretary-General on the 71st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and the 72nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

Following my messages and the updates of the Secretariat dated 21 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May and 17 May, where we expressed our compassion for the people of Sri Lanka for the impacts of the heinous acts committed in their country on 21 April 2019, announced the postponement of the meeting and the process in which the Secretariat engaged to address as soon as possible the delay in carrying out the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, I wish to confirm the new dates and venue of the meeting to Parties and Observers:

Message of CITES Secretary-General for World Environment Day 2019

We share our planet with millions of species of wild animals and plants. We drink the same water as they do, enjoy (or survive) the same weather, and breathe the same air. Every year on World Environment Day, we acknowledge the need to protect our natural environment for the benefit of humankind. But let us at the same time also remember how our actions affect other species and the ecosystems that they create.

CITES Secretary-General in Mexico to address the Vaquita and Totoaba crisis fueled by illegal international trade

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Message of CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero for International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2019

International Day for Biological Diversity is a day to celebrate all the forms of life with which we share this planet. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the value of biodiversity for humankind.

CITES Secretary-General's update on the postponement of CITES CoP18

I wish to inform Parties and interested stakeholders about the latest developments for CITES CoP18 that was scheduled to be held from 23 May to 3 June 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the postponement as announced on 26 April via Notification to the Parties No. 2019/025.

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